Laurie H Anderson
For her contributions to young adult fiction, Laurie Halse Anderson has earned both the Margaret Edwards Award and the ALAN Award. She's also been recognized by the National Alliance Against Censorship for her efforts to challenge literary censorship. Speak, a finalist for the National Book Award and a Printz Honor Book, is her first novel. She's also the author of the Vet Volunteers series and the historical fiction Seeds of America Trilogy, which includes Forge, the ALA Best Book for Young Adults Fever 1793, and the National Book Award nominee and Scott O'Dell Award-winner Chains.
Her spouse and she live in northern New York. Laurie Anderson can be found on Twitter as @halseanderson, and her website is madwomanintheforest.com.